Clear skies welcomed the 4737 spectators who had made their way to Ismael Pascual Cabezas
. Krzysztof Skwarzyński
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Eduard Voirol
and Ulf Behrenreiter-Prziemski Scharnitz
Simythowers decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Grekidis - Feres, de Mendonça, Skomorovskiy, Nieva - Fossato, Dagotto, Foi, Maggi - Ruiz, Hauert.
Santiago started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Mansur - Ispani, Popienia, Capitani, Salomone - Moreno, Kansy, Ponzio, Casco - Corral, Parodi.
Simythowers saw most attack opportunities on the wings.
With the match clock at 1 minutes, Simythowers modified their style of play a little bit.
Simythowers broke through on the left 4 minutes into the game, with K. Skomorovskiy
firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead.
In the lead, Simythowers adjusted their style of play with 5 minutes gone.
The visitors' equaliser seemed sure to come after 6 minutes, following a one on one situation around the left hand side of the goal area, but I. Grekidis
got the best of it, blocking the shot from G. Casco
Simythowers were determined to attack on the wing and their central attempts were constantly abandoned in favour of the wings.
Simythowers's D. Feres
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
The Simythowers coach was visibly pleased with the score so far, but still ordered a few tactical changes 14 minutes into the game.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Simythowers to 2 - 0 as G. Maggi
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of Simythowers lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
After 21 minutes, the Simythowers players received new instructions from their manager on how to keep in control of the game.
25 minutes in, Simythowers's G. Maggi
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Simythowers's M. Foi
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 38 minutes.
Santiago's M. Ispani
got himself booked for a foul.
Simythowers's T. Ruiz
went down after a savage challenge, but could continue playing after some medical attention.
2 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Possession in this half belonged to Simythowers, who controlled the ball 59 percent of the time.
A great save by keeper D. Mansur
after 52 minutes kept the visitors in the game after D. Feres
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
Attacking on the wings was the choice for Simythowers, and they were successfully passing the ball from the middle to the wings to attack.
Coming from the right, T. Ruiz
almost managed to score another goal for Simythowers, but his header was tipped over the bar by the visitors' keeper.
It was obvious that Simythowers had instructions to attack on the wings instead of in the middle.
Simythowers managed to extend their lead to 3 - 0 when B. Fossato
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
In an effort to secure the lead, Simythowers changed their tactic after 62 minutes.
Simythowers had most of the ball, with 54 percent of possession.
Simythowers's best player was T. Ruiz
On the other hand, I. Grekidis
's play was disheartening.
Santiago's top performer was clearly N. Corral
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 0.